Emily Dickinson

Daguerreotype taken at Mount Holyoke, December 1846 or early 1847; the only authenticated portrait of Emily Dickinson after childhood. © Wikipedia

Reading the book ‘Poems’ by Emily Dickinson. In the preface two of her friends describe how they found, perceived and eventually published (after her death) the poems. The description of their first perception is a poem on its own:

In many cases these verses will seem to the reader like poetry torn up by the roots, with rain and dew and earth still clinging to them, giving a freshness and a fragrance not otherwise to be conveyed.

As if you can feel, taste here poems from here. They are as original as the woman who wrote them. Straight from the Earth and written with the heart.

Inspiring, again and again, to stretch and challenge the openness and the boundaries of my own perception. Emily has a wide range of doors of perception.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel wrote the beautiful song The Dangling Conversation and brought the implicit ode to Emily. The lyrics of the song… also a poem:

“…And you read your Emily Dickinson
And I my Robert Frost
And we note our place with book markers
That measure what we’ve lost…”

I am a fan of Emily, forever.